Cultural MANAGEMENT:

The Yuku Baja Muliku Cultural Heritage Team have been working with the rangers to record anything of cultural significance, such as story places, sacred sites, scar trees and shell middens which are photographed, recorded and entered into a database. Since June 2012, sites have been entered into the database and further sites are to be added in the future.

The Yuku Baja Muliku rangers have been working with their Cultural Heritage Manager to develop seasonal calendars to assist with bush food seasons and fire management seasons.

The rangers have also host a Traditional Owner on Country Camp annually, to enable Traditional Owners to return to country. 

Rangers and Traditional Owners present at the camp and it provided an opportunity for elders to share their knowledge of foods, plants, the area and stories. It also provides an opportunity to assess the work that has been completed and identify areas that need further protection and work.

The Yuku Baja Muliku – Traditional Owners have developed a TUMRA (Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement) with the Great Barrier  Reef Marine Park Authority, and Cultural Management Plans.

In regards to TUMRA the Traditional Owners have stipulated that turtle and dugong cannot be hunted until a permit system is in place to ensure effective management.